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Iron Bridge


Photo taken by Doug Kerr in June 2008


BH Photo #183370



Flooding During Hurricane Irene, 2011

Source: VickInABox

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Warren through truss bridge over Deerfield River on Bridge Street in Buckland
Shelburne Falls, Franklin County, Massachusetts
Open to traffic
Built 1890; rehabilitated 1994
- Edward S. Shaw of Boston, Massachusetts (Engineer)
- R.F. Hawkins Iron Works of Springfield, Massachusetts (Fabricators)
- Vermont Construction Co. of St. Albans, Vermont (Contractors)
Double intersection Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 102.7 ft.
Total length: 316.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.1 ft.
Listed as a contributing resource to the Shelburne Falls Historic District
Also called
Bridge Street Bridge
Shelburne Falls Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.60333, -72.74083   (decimal degrees)
42°36'12" N, 72°44'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/685325/4719241 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Shelburne Falls
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
Inventory numbers
MA B28022 (Massachusetts bridge number)
BH 19281 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 29, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • August 10, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Riveted"
  • August 30, 2011: New Street View added by Ben Tate
  • August 30, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: Corrected Name
  • August 30, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Locally known as the Bridge of Flowers
  • August 28, 2011: New video from Nathan Holth
  • October 25, 2010: New photos from Doug Kerr


  • Doug Kerr
  • Nathan Holth
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • HAER MA-96 - Shelburne Falls Bridge Spanning the Deerfleld River on Bridge Street
  • Richard Doody


Iron Bridge
Posted May 9, 2015, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

This bridge appears to have been the location for several outdoor scenes of the Robert Downey, Jr. / Robert Duvall film "The Judge" from 2014.

Sorting Out Names
Posted August 30, 2011, by Nathan Holth

Sorry, the video I posted here has a misleading title. This bridge is locally known as the Iron Bridge. The video I added shows flood waters assaulting the Iron Bridge. The reason the video is titled Bridge of Flowers is because what you can't see in the video is a concrete arch bridge called Bridge of Flowers which is completely submerged under the floodwaters. For clarity, I have added the Bridge of Flowers to the website as well, since it was not listed before.